Keeping the birds out?
How do you do it?
I've tried the bird netting and have mixed feelings about it. The primary culprits in the past have been mockingbirds and threshers, which are mid-size birds.
I posted a couple of weeks ago about planting figs in a long row on a raised bed, about 8-10' apart, and am still considering that.
After they begin to produce figs, if I want any I'll need to do something to keep the birds out. What I'm thinking about is building a relatively lightweight framework to support "chicken-wire" 10' high and about 12' wide over the fig tree row. I will drop the wire netting down the sides as well, but have it temporarily anchored so that I can push it aside for maintenance such as grass cutting. I believe that I can keep the figs pruned so that the 10' high X 12' wide will be adequate.
I realize that the bird netting is a smaller mesh than chicken-wire and before I make the plunge I would like to know if you think the chicken-wire will keep the birds out...